Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff are reunited for a performance in London.
At an event hosted by Idris Elba to promote Smith’s self-titled memoir, Jazzy Jeff came out late at night to perform a medley with Smith, known as The Fresh Prince when they were a duo between 1985 and 1994.
To the delight and surprise of the audience, Smith Jazzy Jeff announced behind some DJ decks, and they launched a rendition of “Brand New Funk.”
Then they went on to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, the theme song for the sitcom of the same name, before ending on the worldwide hit “Summertime”.
While Smith rapped, Elba acted as hype man and danced in the background while the audience sang along to the songs.
Smith and Jeff originally met for a home party in Philadelphia, and within four years they would win the first Grammy for best rap performance for “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”
They performed as a full-time duo until 1994, when Smith began pursuing a film career more actively. Despite not releasing another album together since, they have collaborated on each other’s solo projects and remained close friends.
The duo most recently performed together in 2019 in Budapest to celebrate Smith’s 51st birthday.
Elsewhere at the event, Smith credited Quincy Jones for giving him his role The fresh prince of Bel-Air and he also reunited with his teammate Joseph Marcell.